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3 killed, 6 injured in Odisha Maoists blast

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Dumka: Security personnel inspect the police vehicle that was attacked by the Maoists at Kathikund, in Dumka on Wednesday. Maoists attacked a police convoy on Tuesday killing SP Amarjit Balihar along with other police personnel. PTI Photo (PTI7_3_2013_000084B) *** Local Caption ***
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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Bhubaneswar: Maoists exploded a landmine in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Wednesday, in which allegedly three troopers were killed and six injured, police sources said.

Photo credit: www.signalfire.org
Photo credit: www.signalfire.org

The incident occurred near Sarjubandh in Chitrakonda in the district when the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel accidentally stepped on a landmine planted by Maoists.

The troopers were returning to their base camp at Chitrakonda after a combing operation.

The injured were shifted to Malkangiri district headquarter hospital.

After the incident, senior security officials rushed to spot and the search and combing operation was intensified in the area.

With inputs from IANS

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Two people arrested in Assam for cannabis transportation

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583 Kg of cannabis was caught hidden inside a specially-built cavity at the back of the driver's cabin.
Two people arrested in Assam for cannabis transportation. wikimedia commons

Kolkata, Dec 26, 2017: About 583 kg of dry cannabis was seized and two persons were arrested in Assam, an official from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said here on Tuesday.

“With support of the Border Security Force (BSF), the DRI officials of Silchar intercepted a truck at Badarpurghat area of Cachar and recovered 583.7 kg of dry cannabis packed in 58 packets, which were hidden inside a specially-built cavity at the back of the driver’s cabin,” the official said.

The driver and the handyman of the truck — Narayan Chandra Sarkar and Kalidas Munda, both hailing from Agartala — were arrested and the truck was also seized.

According to the official, the contraband was coming from Agartala and was bound for Shillong.

“The case indicates that the northeast continues to be the sensitive zone for production of cannabis, from where it is being transported to different parts of India by the drug syndicates,” a statement said.

This is third major seizure of ganja in such huge quantity by the agency in less than four months.

In September, the agency’s Silchar unit had recovered 1,413.6 kg dry cannabis and its Berhampore unit seized 841 kg ganja in August.

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Heroin worth Rs. 100 crore seized by BSF in Punjab

22kg heroine was recovered during a combat between Pakistani smugglers and BSF troopers

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22kg heroin seized in Punjab
BSF recovers heroine worth Rs. 100 crores from Pakistani smugglers. Wikimedia Commons.

In a joint operation, Border Security Forces (BSF) troopers and the Punjab Police have recovered 22kg of heroin in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector following exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near t